Sketching Michigan Avenue’s Classical Treasures

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Railway Exchange Building

224 South Michigan Avenue

#113

Chicago, IL 60604

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This one-day course provides instruction in traditional freehand field sketching and watercolor techniques in studio for quickly rendering c

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This one-day course provides instruction in traditional freehand field sketching and watercolor techniques in studio for quickly rendering classical architecture and sculpture. After a brief group meeting to get acquainted and discuss sketching composition fundamentals and tools, the first half of the course will be devoted to composing and generating field sketches in pencil or ink (two minimum). The site will encompass downtown Chicago’s Millennium Park and Grant Park. Participants will have exceptional architecture and art to choose from for the subject matter of their work, including the Art Institute and its gardens and the hemicycle in Wrigley Square.

After sketching in the field and a break for lunch, the group will reconvene in the penthouse studio of Daniel Burnham’s Railway Exchange Building at Michigan and Jackson. A brief review of the participants’ sketching work will be followed by a short presentation of masterworks of sketching and watercolor by artists such as John Singer Sargent, J.M.W. Turner, and contemporary artists as well. A discussion will follow about artist materials for sketching in watercolor. A demonstration of wash techniques will be presented, and to conclude the course, participants will then take rendering lessons learned and apply them in studio to making either a monochromatic wash or multi-color watercolor painting of their preferred sketch subject.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

1. Become familiar with masters of watercolor sketching and painting.

2. Expand knowledge of artist materials for pencil, pen and ink, and watercolor sketching.

3. Develop skills for composing renderings quickly.

4. Develop critical visual skills and apply them to illustration techniques.

5. Practice different methods of rendering architecture and art quickly and effectively.

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